Sunday, May 6, 2012

Late Bloomer.

I always feel, when it has been a long time since an outfit post, that I should come up with something spectacular for it when I do finally post one. Then I put it off and off because I'm not in the mood to dress up that day, or it's raining, too windy, or I just don't feel quite right in the kind of outfit I had hoped to post next. After that it's just awkward. 


I've been living on the edge and rocking a frizzy-curled side pony for the past few days. Things were starting to feel a little too horsey with a centered one day after day.

I got this little jacket in an antique store while on vacation last summer (along with a dress I have yet to alter so it will fit). It must have had a matching dress that has long since gone missing. I probably wouldn't have ever worn them together anyway, but in my imagination it's the most perfect dress of all time. I missed most of the flowering trees this spring, staying inside from pollen-colds and heartbreak, but dresses and things with blooms will do for the next best thing.

Dress: H&M circa 2011, Jacket: Vintage, Bag: Vintage, Shoes: Anthropologie 2010ish, Pin: Vintage, Glasses: Random gift shop



I'm still on a mission to find a vintage version of this dress. Several perfect ones have popped up on etsy recently, but most of them are just tip-toeing out of my price range. this one is just fine for the moment, although the lining keeps doing this weird thing where it decides it is a good idea to be longer than the lace. Someday I'll hem it a bit so this problem is alleviated, but you've seen my mending pile so who knows when that fix will happen. 

39 comments:

  1. I totally got an enameled flower pin like that from the Brooklyn Flea last month but it broke on my way home. Booo..yours is great though!

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  2. Love your vintage bag and brooch! The shoes are pretty great too. I've also had a pollen cold for forever that won't go away. Ugh.

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  3. You definitely succeeded! This outfit is terrific! Especially that jacket O_O

    Uhhh i definitely feel you with the 'outfit' posts (even using that word makes me uncomfortable) usually such posts involve me squinting and grimacing at the camera trying to fool people into thinking i look like that all time haha >_<

    ps you look beautiful (as usual) <3 Do you ever get the comparison to Kate Middleton? You look so similar!

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  4. Springy! That lilac looks great with your complexion!

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  5. I find it so odd that you feel awkward about doing outfit posts - you always look stunning without fail, and so unique and romantic! I genuinely wish my hair and make up would behave like yours! Great post :) xx

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  6. So lovely! Love the lace dress!

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  7. Love that lace dress and side ponytail. For some reason this reminds me of the final scene in the Graduate!

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  8. Cute! Love all the florals! I have a daisy pin almost just like that!
    xo, Tori
    daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

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  9. Your outifit is so pretty!
    I'm the same when it comes to mending. I often put on a dress, see a little thing I need to fix and just think "I'll fix it next time". ;)

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  10. What a mix! Beautiful.

    I am even worse. I wash it and think "When it is dry, I will mend it". Then I forget, put it in the cupboard, wear it, get to work and go "That's right, this dress has a hole under the arm!". Grrr...

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  11. God, you're pretty. The jacket looks beautiful with the lace dress, I have to say that this is definitely an outfit I'd love to wear on a lovely spring day, maybe even for afternoon tea in a garden. Have a great week xxx

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  12. I've loved your floral on floral on floral looks lately! The bag just makes this even more epic. And that lavender shade is gorgeous with your complexion and dark hair...

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  13. my h&m skirt's lining is slightly longer than the skirt itself. i love that they line their clothing ... just not sure why it isnt proportional?!

    you look beautiful as always, kater. xoxo.

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  14. I really like the colors, I hear you on putting off the oufit posts, I felt like that all weekend ;)

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  15. As much as I love your outfit, I am in total swoon mode over your adorable bag. Its darling!

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  16. You look lovely!
    Love the sunglasses :)

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  17. Beautiful. I love how the print looks like watercolor. And keep looking, I'm sure a vintage version of that dress will pop up somewhere.

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  18. Lovely dress. I love lacy things. So very pretty! <3

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  19. I just love this look! Great colour choices and that coat is adorable!!!

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  20. I love your jacket and sandals, its so cute!

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  22. i love how perfectly springtime this outfit is. you look darling. i hope you find that the vintage equivalent to that dress soon.

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  23. That is so cool...looks totally 40s and 50s...loving it!
    And your whole blog is adorable,really!

    Have a lovely week!

    xxx Lizzy from Fashion-BlaBla
    http://lizbeechwood.blogspot.com/

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  24. So I love this. I am dying to pull out all of my vintage clothes and wear every single piece all at once. While that many layers isn't practical, the whole "expressing" oneself through clothes at work is frowned upon. The lace+colorful flowers thing you have going on is really pretty and fresh. I love that shape of the jacket too.
    Thanks for your comment, as sucky as it is, its good to know I'm not the only blogger feeling this right now. I hope we sort it out!
    Also, please please please tell me what you are wearing on your lips. It is gorgeous.

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  25. I adore these sunglasses!

    ♡♡♡
    http://www.afrenchinlosangeles.com/

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  26. Beautiful outfit! The sunglasses are perfect touch!
    -Katie

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  27. The lace dress is simply beautiful! Great style on you,looking back to a couple of your posts and I must say you look great in this vintage style!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

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  28. GUH. You look absolutely DIVINE Kater! Those sunglasses, the lace, the blazer pattern - everything just fits and looks absolutely remarkable! <33

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  29. Lovely outfit. Love the sunnies with the little jacket!

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  30. It looks like the scene from the movie <3 LOVELY! :) You look so pretty.. :)
    DO you want to follow each other?
    http://style-smile-shine.blogspot.com/

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  31. Kater you are extremely pretty. Great job with the blog, keep going!

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  32. that second photo, your pose is so perfect! i dont know why you complain about not knowing what do to sometimes, you seem to have it down!

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  33. Oh this whole combination is way too pretty. I love the sunglasses.

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  34. You're such an inspiration! I really like your blog!
    Hugs and kisses
    Taida

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